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James Joseph Amato

Car accident Attorney at Pottsville, PA

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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 17 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 17 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Jim's practice is focused on the representation of clients, who were injured or died as a result of car and truck accidents, slip and fall incidents, construction accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice and defective products.

  2. Slip and fall accident

  3. Wrongful death

  4. Criminal defense

Jim is an attorney in the Pottsville, Schuylkill County law firm of Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C.  Prior to joining the Firm, Jim practiced law with two well-regarded Center City Philadelphia trial law firms where he represented insurance companies, contractors, corporate entities and individuals in complex civil cases including construction accidents, defective product claims, alcohol-related accidents and death cases, dangerous property cases and multi-million dollar catastrophic injury and contract dispute cases.  Jim's practice is primarily focused on the representation of clients injuried due to another person's carelessness.  He represents clients that are injuried as a result of car accidents, construction accidents, work-related accident, tractor trailer accidents, medical malpractice and trip/slip and fall accidents.  Since joining the Firm in June, 2015, Jim has sucessfully recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for injured clients. 





Fanelli, Evans & Patel, P.C.
Necho Allen 1 Mahantongo Street
Pottsville, PA, 17901

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Posted by Donna Lee Folweiler | November 5, 2015
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James J. Amato
Attorney Amato was excellent at his job and I would recommend him to anyone who has a need for an attorney. He helped me to get a settlement for my injuries that I was happy with. He got my medical bills paid and put me at peace of mind. I am glad I found his firm to help me.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cipriani & Werner
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Judicial Intern/Clerk with the Honorable John F. Cherry
  • Dauphin County Court Of Common Pleas
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Governor's Office Of General Counsel
  • 2003 - 2005
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  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Slip and Fall on Defective Sidewalk
  • $150,000 Settlement
  • Trip and Fall in Mehanics Repair Pit
  • $512,000 Verdict
  • Slip and Fall on Ice
  • $250,000 Settlement


  • Schuylkill County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Schuylkill County Bench Bar 2015
  • Auto Law Update 2015
  • 2015

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Litigation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked opposite Mr. Amato on a recent case, and was impressed by his preparation, knowledge and collegiality. Mr. Amato obviously works hard and cares very much about his clients."
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Pottsville Car accident Lawyer James Joseph Amato
James Joseph Amato
Car accident Attorney
Pottsville, PA
Licensed for 17 years